9 ways to style a kurta with BIBA
If there existed something called a fashion superpower, India's would be kurtas. Kurtas are the one piece of clothing to be found in every Indian woman's wardrobe. What white shirts and LBDs are to western wear, kurtas are to Indian wear.
Beyonce may have told us who run the world (Girls. Obvoiusly. No points for guessing) But she forgot to mention that we do so in comfortable clothing. I should mention comfortable yet fashionable clothing. Fashion knows
not comfort. We women take on the world in style and comfort. And well, there is nothing as comfortable and stylish as kurtas for women.
Kurtas also happen to be more versatile than we give them credit for. The ways to style them are endless. While most women opt for the foolproof kurta-and-leggings combination, there are so many different ways to jazz them up.
The one place that has never disappointed me when it comes to Indian wear is BIBA. From everyday kurtas to chic anarkalis, BIBA has it all! BIBA is the perfect amalgamation of Indian heritage and textiles with modern silhouettes. Their kurtas for women are simple yet stylish and will take you through the day with ease. I remember buying my very first kurta from the BIBA store next to my house in Calcutta. I haven't stopped since and lucky for me, they even sell online now.
I have selected some of my favourite kurtas from the BIBA website and created looks around them. Today we are going to put to test the versatility of my favourite kurtas from the their website.
1. Cropping Around
I love how elegant this anarkali kurta from BIBA is and such elegance deserves some pain in the form of heels. Pair this with cropped pants and you're all set!
2. Smocking around in Dhoti Pants
This flared kurta for women is one of my favourites from BIBA. Skip the regular leggings and wear it with dhoti pants, kolhapuris and an embroidered bag. This kurta can also pass off as a smock dress. Wear it with brogues or a pair of sneakers and a bindi for an indo-western look.
3. The staple
A solid coloured kurta is an absolute must in a tropical country like ours. This pale blue kurta from BIBA will get you through those hot and humid summer months in a breeze. There are millions of ways to style a solid coloured kurta. I have created two looks with this kurta. Colourblock this kurta with bright palazzo pants and a fun scarf or pair it with printed leggings and tassel earrings.
4. The Staple 2.0
5. Hey Shorty!
I have never been too fond of short kurtas. It's an awkward length for a kurta okay? But this kurta from BIBA stole my heart. Pair it with cute pleated shorts or a pair of denim shorts, quirky slip-on sandals, sunglasses and a tote!
6. Print Mixing
I love Ikat so I will always be a little partial to everything Ikat. Mix and match with BIBA. Wear this ikat printed kurta from BIBA with a pair of blue ikat print pants also from BIBA. Add a pair of statement earrings, a bindi and tasseled flats in keeping with the colour scheme of the outfit.
7. Coordinating with Kurta
We Indians have been coordinating with kurta sets long before co-ords became a thing. Pair this casual kurta for women from BIBA with cropped pants in the same fabric, a black bag to break the monotony and orange heels.
Another fun way to wear a kurta is with a maxi skirt. This basic kurta from BIBA with its subtle colours is perfect for work. Jazz it up with a floral skirt like this one from your wardrobe.
9. Make it a Dress
Anarkalis are elegant and royal. But it wouldn't hurt anyone to ditch the leggings once in a while and wear it as a pretty flowy floral maxi. Create a boho look with this kurta from BIBA. Accessorise with silver jewellery and pretty tasseled sandals.